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Ex-Wisconin DE will finish out career at Miami

David Gilbert, Donnell Kirkwood AP

Multiple foot injuries resulted in Wisconsin defensive lineman David Gilbert calling it a career in April.

Turns out, Gilbert’s career isn’t done yet. Michael Casagrande of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Gilbert will transfer to Miami and immediately play out his final year of eligibility with the Hurricanes. “Paperwork is still being finalized, but the decision is done,” Casagrande writes.

Gilbert is from the Oakland Park area, not too far north of Miami.

Gilbert, if he can stay healthy, could be an immediate boost for the Hurricanes in pass rushing. His 9.5 tackles for loss last season were good for third on the team, while his four sacks were fourth — both good enough to earn him an honorable Big Ten selection. Although the ‘Canes return starting defensive linemen in Shayon Green and Anthony Chickillo, there’s little doubt Gilbert will contribute in 2013.

Gilbert played in 25 games his first two seasons in Madison, but missed all but four in 2011 after suffering a season-ending injury to his right foot. He also missed all of spring practice this year after undergoing another surgical procedure on the same foot.

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10 Responses to “Ex-Wisconin DE will finish out career at Miami”
  1. atxcane says: Jun 28, 2013 5:10 PM

    Cue frothing attack from gamecocker in…3…2…1…

  2. thegamecocker says: Jun 28, 2013 6:08 PM


    Here’s my question: why doesn’t he have to sit out a year? I did laugh at the comment above though. But why doesn’t he have to sit out a year?

  3. canetic says: Jun 28, 2013 8:23 PM

    I’m not sure of the specifics, but I think he can play right away because he is theoretically transferring to Miami to study a graduate program that they don’t offer at Wisconsin.

  4. atxcane says: Jun 28, 2013 9:05 PM

    Transfer rules state that a player can play immediately if he’s in his final year of eligibility and enrolling in a graduate degree which his initial institution does not offer.

    Gilbert finished his undergraduate degree in Madison this May, with 1 year eligibility remaining. He can play anywhere he wants so long as he enrolls in a graduate program that Wisconsin does not have.

  5. thegamecocker says: Jun 28, 2013 10:19 PM


    Thanks. I wish the young man well! He earned his Wiconsin degree and is pursuing a graduate degree apparently. Always impressed when student/athletes earn their degree. Well done.

    Time to go to sleep, paully walnuts Hargis ….remember to put your Depends on and head to your basement apartment. Mother told you about wetting the bed…..did you take your meds?

  6. paulhargis53 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:27 PM

    diapers and mom jokes? I don’t expect any less of you.

    Did you leave a cross burning on a front lawn somewhere, you bigot?

    tick tock

  7. hodag54501 says: Jun 29, 2013 10:12 AM

    Shows you how far Wisconsin has slipped, academically speaking.

    Miami has a grad program Wisconsin doesn’t?

  8. atxcane says: Jun 29, 2013 2:18 PM

    hodag, it has nothing to do with the academics of the school. There are literally *thousands* of masters-level degrees you can get at any institution (higher ed bubble anyone?).

    Figure there are probably a dozen ‘schools’ within any institution (school of business, arts & sciences, fine arts, music, education, etc.). Then within each of those schools there are at least a dozen departments, then each of those departments likely offer anywhere between 5 and 20 graduate educational programs.

    For example, you could get a Masters in the School of Music focused on ‘music engineering technology’ (no idea what that is).

  9. cbass59 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:02 PM

    Is Wisconin near near Oiho?

  10. cbass59 says: Jun 29, 2013 7:03 PM

    I meant:

    Is Wisconin near Oiho?

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